Supramesocolic space

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The supramesocolic space is the intraperitoneal space above the root of the transverse mesocolon. The inframesocolic space lies below the root of the transverse mesocolon.

It can be arbitrarily divided into right and left spaces and subspaces. These are normally in communication with each other, but may become separated by inflammatory membranes or disease.

The right supramesocolic space has three subspaces:

The left supramesocolic space has two subspaces:

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 5706
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Supramesocolic cavity

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